Lord Rothvale has a plethora of problems piled up to his aristocratic eyeballs, but that doesn't stop him from complicating his world further when a beautiful art conservationist shows up to appraise his inherited collection of paintings. Once Ivan gets a taste of Gabrielle Hargreave, mistaken identity or not, he can't think of anything but how good the green-eyed beauty felt in his arms.
The chase is on, and Ivan's dominant side isn't taking 'no' for an answer--but yet, Gabrielle might just teach our discontented lord a thing or two about life, and about himself, and help them both discover the undeniable truth in what it means to find something genuinely... priceless.
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Raine Miller has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it's a safe bet she'll never stop, because now she writes them too! Granted Raine's stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking, a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. A former teacher, she's now writing sexy romance stories full time. She has a handsome prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. Her sons know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any, thank God! Raine loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.RaineMiller.com to sign up for updates and her newsletter with links to upcoming books. Also, you can text RAINE to 96000 if you prefer.
4 glowing stars****
This was a great start to this spin-off of my favorite erotica series... The Blackstone Affair! Ivan is beautiful, dominating and arrogant which can work both for him or against him. In this case, with Gabrielle, he kind of gets off on the wrong foot! By the end of the book he seemed to be moving in the right direction. I am excited to see his character grow in the next book of the series. Gabrielle seems to be the medicine he needs to move past his trust issues.
Are we headed into Dom/Submissive territory? HHmmmm... not sure how I feel about that... what they have together sexually is already pretty darn good. Why mess with perfection? Yes, the sex scenes are definitely "HOT"! Raine Miller really knows how to steam up the pages. There wasn't a lot of shmexy time in this one... but, when it arrived it definitely hit the spot.
Priceless is mostly about these two playing a bit of cat and mouse and eventually coming together towards the end of the book. It's the "fill in the blanks book" because we finally find out what was going on when they were fleeing the building with flushed faces in the Blackstone Affair. Wasn't what I expected and definitely wasn't what Gabrielle expected when she showed up for the art show that night! Lord Ivan is a naughty boy...
The events of this story coincide with the events of Ethan and Brynne when they met... so there is quite a lot of walking down memory lane. Makes me want to go back and re-read their story again.
I'm really hoping we delve deeper into the past stories of these two in the next book. There are a few mysteries and unanswered questions still... especially with Gabrielle.
My favorite character in the book was Finnegan, the caretaker on Ivan's property... especially his clever code for telling Ivan off in his own distinctive way. Loved it...
Once again, another Priceless addition to my Raine Miller collection... Can't wait to see what comes next in book two... :)
Ivan, I have seen you around. You have showed up throughout the Blackstone Affair numerous times. You’re sexy and slightly brooding. Flippant and, yes, a tad arrogant, but that’s okay. I can see the pain from your past seeping in. The clouded thoughts of previous betrayals keeping you from happiness deserved and not yet found.
You didn’t plan on Gabrielle, your mistake leading to a kind of obsession. Did your angry, child like behavior ruin all chances with her? Did you cross a line in your haste to be cruel and obtuse? Did it really save your feelings and protect you? No, I think not. What will you do now?
Ahhhh, if only I could chat up this Lord of lascivious behavior. Raine Miller, you’ve done it again. I am captivated by your world. Gabrielle is sweet and innocent….. to a point. The vulnerability I see in her is not one of inexperience or doe eyed affection. It hints, I feel, at a darker past, an abuse or emotional injustice served. I am enthralled with this story and where it might go. I find myself wanting to revisit The Blackstone Affair in order to uncover clues to what has shaped these two.
I am incredibly excited to begin the Rothvale Legacy journey. I hope love ensues and then prevails to become a Priceless imperfect kind of love the lasts.
“Sometimes imperfections were more beautiful than the absence of them.”